Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Making Munchies for a Horde!

Recently we had a fiesta and decided to make our own plantain chips - so easy and economical! A small bag of plantain chips will cost you 26.95 cordobas for a 155g bag. You can make your own for way less. We bought 10 green plantains at 3.5 cordobas each and it produced a large bowl full - enough for the whole crowd.

All you have to do is heat some oil in a pot. Skin the plantain. Slice the plantain very thin. Cook the plantain slices in the hot oil until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and a little Chili pepper. These are a real crowd pleaser!

As an alternative you can peel and thinly slice yucca - also very economical and tasty!

use green plantain

peel and slice thin

cook in oil until brown

drain on paper towel - lightly salt

you can use Yucca too - peel and slice thin